Forums General Discussion Stewart Warner temp guage, tach for W60

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    Seawater
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    I may have found a whole console of newer gauges, but I am still looking for the original tach and stewart warner water temperature gauge from my 1978 W 60. any help would be appreciated.

    I’m trying to avoid any rewiring , but if no one has these gauges lying around after their repower then I may just go new and replace the temp gauge with a mechanical unit.[/quote]

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    petedd
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    For what it is worth, although Stewart Warner seems to be a venerable
    brand, I have never had much success with their products. Back when I
    raced cars I had their gauges fail and replaced them with VDOs, and even
    VDO’s most economy brand, the “cockpit” series were always utterly
    reliable and seemingly accurate.

    Also, for what it is worth, I am not a fan of mechanical gauges. There
    are just too many opportunities for damage or failure. Another thing I
    saw when racing cars was the blow out of oil pressure lines to
    mechanical gauges (or their melting, kinking, etc) side-lining cars.
    IMHO electric senders are the way to go.

    One last thought: the simplest failure mode of an electronic gauge is
    the wire coming off the sender due to snagging or vibration. I used to
    drill a 1/16″ hole through the female spade terminal on the wire to
    align with the hole in the sender’s spade and run a piece of safety wire
    through that. Never a failure after that.

    Pete

    On 9/22/2011 6:10 AM, Seawater wrote:

    I may have found a whole console of newer gauges, but I am still looking for the original tach and stewart warner water temperature gauge from my 1978 W 60. any help would be appreciated.

    I’m trying to avoid any rewiring , but if no one has these gauges lying around after their repower then I may just go new and replace the temp gauge with a mechanical unit.


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  • #77707

    Hull152_Patrick
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    Or in my case the lead breaking off the sender after 30 years of vibration.
    Luckily they are cheap.

    -p


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    On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 10:54 AM, Pete Dubler wrote:

    For what it is worth, although Stewart Warner seems to be a venerable
    brand, I have never had much success with their products. Back when I raced
    cars I had their gauges fail and replaced them with VDOs, and even VDO’s
    most economy brand, the “cockpit” series were always utterly reliable and
    seemingly accurate.

    Also, for what it is worth, I am not a fan of mechanical gauges. There are
    just too many opportunities for damage or failure. Another thing I saw when
    racing cars was the blow out of oil pressure lines to mechanical gauges (or
    their melting, kinking, etc) side-lining cars. IMHO electric senders are
    the way to go.

    One last thought: the simplest failure mode of an electronic gauge is the
    wire coming off the sender due to snagging or vibration. I used to drill a
    1/16″ hole through the female spade terminal on the wire to align with the
    hole in the sender’s spade and run a piece of safety wire through that.
    Never a failure after that.

    Pete

    On 9/22/2011 6:10 AM, Seawater wrote:

    I may have found a whole console of newer gauges, but I am still looking
    for the original tach and stewart warner water temperature gauge from my
    1978 W 60. any help would be appreciated.

    I’m trying to avoid any rewiring , but if no one has these gauges lying
    around after their repower then I may just go new and replace the temp
    gauge with a mechanical unit.


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    SV Madness
    P424 Hull #1

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